Dear Friends and Supporters,
The throw of Afghans to other countries is a fact. Around the world, media touts the international migration crisis. Being afraid of war conflicts and unstable political situation people flee the home country in order to find a safe place for their families. In reality, not all of the families which found themselves in the dangerous situation can afford to move abroad. A lot of families are forced to look for shelter in their own country. Persecuted by militant groups or suffering from another plight, Afghans are forced to change the place of living within the country, multiplying the number of internally displaced people.
More and more Afghans abandon their home places. The process was accelerated during the last years mainly by reason of fightings around the northern city of Kunduz, the emergence of militant groups loyal to Islamic State, and the massive earthquake in Badakhshan province in 2014. Lots of families choose to settle in a camp for displaced people in the capital, Kabul. Usually, the winter is the most difficult period of time for them. Living in small shacks and tents, not all of them manage to survive. According to Amnesty International, the number of internally displaced Afghans is growing fast. In 2016 it tops 1,2 million. After fleeing their homes, displaced families face terrible living conditions in their own country. For these families every single day, especially during the cold period of time become a fight for their survival. Moreover, Kabul's summers can be extremely hot, and residents of the camp struggle with a dust and a difficulty of getting clean drinking water.
The Afghan government notices the problem and promises to help displaced compatriots. Unfortunately, due to corruption and poor government capacities, long-awaited political strategies and policies have not been implemented yet. Internally displaced people in Afghanistan continue to lack adequate shelter, food, water, healthcare and opportunities to pursue education and employment.
Team members of Action for Development want to make sure that those people under the tents in Kabul's suburbs are not abandoned by the international community. Thanks to your donations through Global Giving platform, we managed to raise an amount of about 100 USD net during the last quarter 2016. The money reached AfD only by late January 2017. Since it was not possible to run the project with 100 USD in the beginning of the winter it was decided to collect more funds towards the project and give it a go by September 2017.
Our organization can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from our donors and supporters. Without these donations, serving displaced families in Afghanistan would not be possible. Since our organization relies on the generosity of individuals and organisational donors, we ask you to consider a donation to our project so that we could raise a sum of at least 900 USD by September 2017 to provide sufficient fund for execution of the project. Greeting warm spring days we look to the future with a big hope that the next winter will be more pleasant time for the residents of the camps for internally displaced Afghans.
Thank you again for your kind support!